Turkey: Oilseeds and Products Annual

MY 2015 oilseeds production in Turkey is expected to be about 2.1MMT, down about eight percent compared to a year ago. No significant change in production support payments and better returns of other crops adversely affected planting decision of farmers despite large domestic use and exports of oilseeds products. Despite the efforts of the government to increase oilseeds production, Turkey continues to be import dependent due to a net deficit of oilseeds and products. Even though Turkey gradually approved seven biotech soybean varieties for feed use, contamination of unapproved varieties continues to be a major concern in imports. Turkey continues to import large quantities of soybeans and meal, with combined imports reaching a record 2.65 MMT in MY 2014 despite seasonal problems in the poultry sector. Total imports of soybeans and meal are expected continue to increase in MY 2015, reaching 2.75 MMT. 

Turkey: Oilseeds and Products Annual